Wood stove top fan in smoker?

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by smokinkarl, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. smokinkarl

    smokinkarl Newbie

    Has anyone tried one of these wood stove top fans in their smoker?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Caframo-T80...op-Heat-Powered-Stove-Fan-Black-/380797417062

    It says that it starts at 230 but I would be curious to see if you could get any movement at say 145-165 where we usually smoke our sausage.

    I am looking for an option to get a more even smoke in the smoker. Its starting to look like a convection oven fan is going to be the solution but thought this looked like a cool idea for a lot of operations. :yahoo:
     
  2. jweller

    jweller Fire Starter

    Those rely on a temperature differential to work. So the base sits on a wood stove at 250 deg or whatever and the air temp is 70 and you've got 170 deg of temp difference. Unless I don't understand how you intend to use it, I'm not sure how you get that difference.

    Most of them use a stirling engine. pretty cool how they work.
     

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